Dr. Benjamin Savill
Stipendiat der Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung (08/2022-08/2024)
Geschichte der Spätantike und des frühen Mittelalters
Raum A 243
Benjamin Savill (UCL BA 2010, MA 2012; Oxford DPhil 2018) is a historian of religion and politics in early medieval Europe and the Mediterranean. His work focusses (sometimes, but not always) on comparisons of different ideas about the papacy outside Rome, with a view to using these comparisons to open up wider research questions. His current and forthcoming publications cover such topics as: forgery and archival oblivion in the eleventh-to-thirteenth centuries; networks in the early papal reform; saints’ cults in late antique Ireland, Britain and Gaul; the use of papyrus between Egypt, Byzantium and Italy in the first millennium; canon law and urban identity; and intersections between political violence and liturgical time. His first monograph, Papal Privileges in the Early Middle Ages: England and Europe, c. 680-1073, is forthcoming with Oxford University Press. A critical edition of papal correspondence in early medieval Britain is also in the works, for publication with the British Academy.